Reward increased to $25K for information in deadly road rage shooting of beloved Houston pastor

HOUSTON – Crime Stoppers of Houston and billionaire Tilman Fertitta are now offering up to $25,000 for information about the road rage shooting that killed beloved Reverend Dr. Ronald K. Mouton Sr. last week.

The original reward was set at $5,000, but on Wednesday, Crime Stoppers announced they were increasing the reward to $15,000, and the Houston Police Department announced Fertitta pledged $10,000.

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Reverend Mouton, the pastor of East Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, was shot and killed by another driver as he traveled on the feeder road Friday around 4:45 p.m.

On Wednesday, HPD released new information about the road rage shooting saying that the Pastor, who was driving a BMW, and the suspect, who was driving a Black Honda Accord, stopped on the Gulf Freeway and got into some sort of altercation before the shooting.

Police said the argument between the two lasted for about 10 seconds before the driver of the Honda shot the pastor in the chest, causing him to crash out. The suspect then fled the scene, according to authorities.

Detectives said surveillance video from the incident shows several vehicles stopped behind the two cars at the time of the shooting. They believe someone in one of the vehicles could have possibly spotted the suspect or caught a look at the license plate.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Houston Police Department or Crime Stoppers of Houston. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477), submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org, or through the Crime Stoppers mobile app.

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